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The Sherman Historical Society
Be a Part of Living History

The Sherman Historical Society was founded in 1975 with the purpose:

  • To bring together people interested in the town's history.
  • To collect and preserve objects which help to establish or illustrate its history.
  • To acquire and manage any property available to the Society.
  • To interest young people in their town's heritage
  • To publish historical information, and to maintain a library of historical materials

Upcoming Events


onation Dates Announced for
Sherman Historical Society 2015 BARN SALE

        We know you’ve been waiting! Now that your Spring-cleaning has left you with much loved but no longer needed items, it’s the perfect time to donate them. We hardy Historical Society volunteers will be waiting with open arms and thankful hearts to receive your generous donations for our annual Barn Sale fundraiser on Memorial Day Weekend.

        The Red Barn, located at 10 Route 37 in Sherman Center, will be open these Saturdays: April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16, from 9 AM – 1 PM. (Please note this time change from prior years.)

        WE ACCEPT good quality items that include antiques, collectibles, furniture, dishes, linens, household items, tools, art, sports equipment, lawn & patio, gardening tools, children’s toys & games, and much more. WE CANNOT ACCEPT clothing, computers, electronics, luggage, stuffed animals, skis and boots or heavy exercise equipment.

We ask that you please not drop off any items on unscheduled days. For a fee (tax deductible), we will gladly arrange to have larger items picked up from your home and delivered to the Barn prior to sale day. Please email either or before May 16 to schedule a timely pickup.

Donation receipts for tax purposes will be issued. And your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. We are a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that relies on this big, annual fundraiser to finance the Society’s operating costs and help maintain the buildings owned by the Society so that we may continue to offer historical programming to the community throughout the year, remain a vital historical resource, and preserve these buildings that are part of the historic district and of great pride to the town of Sherman.

        For more information visit us at:, email or call 860-354-3083 and leave a message.
            We thank you as always for your support!


Old Store Logo

The Old Store Museum & Gift Shop c. 1810

Come see us during our regular hours from noon to 4 p.m.(Thursday through Sunday).


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Northrop House Museum
A Local History Museum
Research and tours by appointment.


The Sherman Historical Society,
10 Route 37 Center, Sherman, CT
Phone: 860-354-3083